Interviews for Radiate

Recently someone asked to see some examples of interview footage and I realised that I didn’t have anything of the sort up on Vimeo, so I had a rummage through my virtual drawers and uploaded a couple of clips from a series of interviews I shot and edited in 2010-2011 for an interactive resource that was developed as part of the Radiate training scheme. Radiate is a project funded by Arts Council England and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust to provide emerging artists with practical experience and knowledge of with schools across the West Midlands.

By the end of the project I had shot interviews with ten different arts practitioners working in a range of fields from textiles and ceramics to photography and web design, based all over the West Midlands. The interviews were for an interactive tool sent out to schools on CD-ROM, which students could use to find out more about careers in the arts by selecting the practitioner and question response relevant to their interests. I really enjoyed this project as it was interesting speaking to people from different creative fields; plus I got to work with the ever-delightful Jim Duckett, whom I once shared an office with at The Hive many moons ago!

The interactive tool is not available online, but there are a few screengrabs here to give you an idea (Two Thirds Design created the tool, and were also interviewees!)

The clips below are only short snippets, but if anyone would like to see more just drop me a line and I’ll upload some more. The delightful lady and gent featured in the interviews here are Katie Jennings and Arron Fowler, whom I also used to work with at The Hive (I do know actually know some people who haven’t worked at The Hive, promise). To find out more about them and what they do, please check out the links beneath their respective videos.

Interviews for Radiate – Arron Fowler from Emma Puente on Vimeo.

Arron Fowler’s website

Interviews for Radiate – Katie Jennings from Emma Puente on Vimeo.

The Hive

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About Emma Puente

I am a freelance artist mainly working with digital video, regularly managing video productions for both organisations and individuals and specialising in the documentation of arts events, exhibitions and performances and interviews, as well as creating my own films. In my own work, I like to examine the poetry in the commonplace, the beauty that goes unnoticed, and the ‘what if?’ I work with a variety of technologies ranging from high definition broadcast suites to low-cost mobile devices. Clients and employers have included British Library Labs, PQA, NCS The Challenge, Kings College London, Thinktank Science Museum and AL Control Laboratories. I am an independent Arts Award Advisor (trained to Gold level) and have worked with numerous community arts organisations in the UK, sharing my skills with young people interested in media production and the creative industries. I have produced and delivered hundreds of video projects, technology-based workshops and public art events. I also offer services such as media conversion, image editing and occasionally design/illustration work. I have my own equipment and car, and can multi-task like a fiend. Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com Vimeo Facebook LinkedIn
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